Looks like De La Soul will finally be releasing a new album thanks to their fans! Last week, hip hop group, which is known for their albums, 3 Feet High and Rising, De La Soul is Dead, and Stakes is High, took to Kickstarter to raise $110,000 for their first ever studio album. In the campaign’s seconds day, the music trio captured over $200,000 and has continued on to raise nearly $350,000 thanks to 6,000 backers.
Explaining details about the project, the bandmates, Posdnous, Dave, and Maseo, stated:
“For the last decade, we’ve been independent artists, free of a record label interfering in our creative process. This will be our first De La Soul studio album in eleven years. We’re excited and ready to create.
“It’s been essential that we find ways to fund, record and release new music. Typically the fans have been the ones who support and appreciate our vision, so using Kickstarter and giving our fans the opportunity to be a part of the process just feels right. We see Kickstarter as a home for creative minds and a wonderful platform; where people who believe, respect and see the vision, can support an idea and make it a reality.
“True to our Hip-Hop roots, we make music without limits. This new album will incorporate elements of Jazz, Funk, Rock, Country Western and anything else we’re feeling in the moment. To us, music is the influence of sounds, sounds in all vibrations and sizes, telling a story or pointing a direction. Some of these sounds we call samples, samples we use to make songs.”
Those who collaborated with the group are the following:
- Damon Albarn of Blur/Gorillaz
- 2 Chainz
- Little Dragon
- David Byrne of Talking Heads
During a recent update, the bandmates wrote:
“Wow!!! You guys have really come through! More than 5000 backers strong!! We couldn’t do it without you!! Thank you everyone for bringing us to this stage. We’ll have some exciting announcements to share with you next week, so please continue to visit us on this page. And keep sending us your comments – we love hearing from you!!”
Also unveiling a special gift to their backers, they added:
“Our De La USB images have arrived!! Check them out!! Each USB drive will have a high quality lossless file version of the album as well as a standard MP3 version, plus the bonus track. Make sure you get yours now!!!”
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